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Fantastic example of where they were....*gulp*....forty-three years ago. The acoustic stuff is as lovely as ever, Marmaduke and Nelson chiming in, but hang on to your seats, boys and girls, for that white-smoldering-hot Cumberland - the cut that threatens to derail this masterpiece I think is one of those we can all agree needs some miracle patching! The New Speedway is perfect for this era, and, with the Cumberland, does perfectly evoke the Workingman's *thing* they had going...
The Other One suite is absolutely unreal. Politics threatens halfway through, it being post-Kent State and all, but the band is ready to meet the challenge for wherever her trip was taking her (and the rest of us, she refusing to stay in her own movie and all)...this is a magnificent creation, peaking, rising, so rhythm-textured and fine, the Dead matured from the rough, ragged experiments of the previous year and seeing how the movement has aged like wine. The descending drop from Main Ten to a very, *very* early (and, if I may say, tepid) Sugar Magnolia has the crowd in delights.
Pigpen gets his digs in on Man's World, the band boogie-jams the hell out of Good Lovin', and is that Pig hootin' away at the beginning of Cosmic Charlie?
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" June 7, 1970, at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
I think these guys were still losing money for Warner Brothers in 1970...
Performing before the hometown crowd the DEAD kick it in gear and prove they have what it takes to rule the underground.
Here they are, the scariest band in 1970...
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
The "Original" GRATEFUL DEAD.
If you weren't alive in 1970 you can't imagine it. California had the best schools in the country in 1970...now they have the worst...ah, progress.
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD for tomorrow we may die.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1970.
PS: Remember to click on the "DeadLists Project" link and get the Poster for this show.
PSS: Get June 4,5,6, & 7, 1970 at the Fillmore West...all are on the archive.
PSSS: if you want to rate my review feel free to use the Forum to vent your hate, opinion, and rants...I won't read em anyway...
Is there anywhere the boyz would not go in order to bring us strange tidings from foreign lands ... lands where the chaos of life is arranged as carefully as that which is sublime .... The journey over and through that which was seen and unseen ... safe or scary.....
I have to trust the boyz.... onward we have all moved ever closer to that which we considered pure and full of redemption.... the freeing of the soul .... thanx boyz..... thanx thanx thanx
This is some beautiful music people.......
Ernie Bo-Peep -
So the recording is not perfect? Holy moly, listen to the SHOW!
Great acoustic set followed by a fantastically beautiful 1970 second set.
Subject: During OO Drums
Whoa... listening to the quiet drums in between cryptical and the other one, you can hear some woman telling everyone to get off their asses and help their brothers in vietnam...
Very trippy to listen to that voice carried through the years.
As for the show, enough said. 5 stars.
Young Blood -
Subject: First Sugar Magnolia
I'm pretty sure this is the first sugar magnolia. Great show, great acoustic set, rare swing low and Cold Jordan, good FOTD
Subject: Frozen Logger
I keep seeing this in setlists but not on playlists~! Is it one of those "scrubbed" songs or is there a version anywhere? This is a solid rocking show; this site is amazing.
Subject: Aargh! There is a glitch in Cumberland Blues
Aargh! There is a glitch in Cumberland Blues. Somebody must have spliced the tape.
Show is great, though.
rick e. -
IMO Cryptical>Drums>Other One>Cryptical and this version of Its A Mans World is the highlight of this show.Still available as a SBD on nugs.net
Subject: Cold Swing Low
so sweet --
not anywhere near a "best" 70 show - way too much base -- and I cant give it a five - but JG's voice is on and they all seem to be into it --- if not totally in sync -- some tape issues -- but really fun to hear...
smiles burst from sets like this one - the banter on stage is so much memory making goodness, it jams...great bass
Listening for the new speedway - and the whole acoustic thing is just the bomb. No doubt why we love the dead after this one.
Yeah, i'll give it a five (can't give a 4.9999) -- cumberland acoustic JAMS but gets way cut up...oh well - after comes a very sweet Uncle then onto the passion of new speedway and on into the Other One -- wooooosh
Yeah 4 b/c of the base...but 5 for everything else...
Subject: SBD Still Available
I downloaded this recently - now I can't remember where. The sound is a bit heavy on the bass and warbly at times, but not too bad.
Subject: Louie Louie, go home!
While memories of this and the half dozen other 1970 evenings I spent with the Dead are fading fast, by the mid-70s I was certain that the summer Filllmore West shows were among my favorites attended in that year or any other.
Unlike a lot of places that were used for live concerts, the Carousel was actually built (in the swing era) for sound.
The 1970 shows, as is so often said about Dead shows in general, were ones you had to be there to fully appreciate.
This is a wonderful show not so much for being one of the best recordings extant from that year, but mainly for how well the band worked the acoustics of the venue and the overall intimacy of the Carousel Ballroom (FW).
The place had good vibes and they (and everyone else) seemed to really enjoy themselves there.
Of the various Bay Area venues over the years I experienced them in a live setting, I preferred this one over Winterland, Harding Theater, Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley Greek, Cow Palace, Kezar, the park and certainly the Oakland Coliseum.
To get a sense of how good they were live in 1970, the New York shows are far better recordings but the Carousel was relaxed, like home.
No one minded a few flubs, when the show overall was as good as this one.
Jerry was in his element playing all 3 sets, literally sitting in for the mid-set with NRPS while sitting on the pedal steel as a side man (though out front center stage)
I think this is the week where the oft-used expression, "an Evening with the Grateful Dead" was born.
Thanks to the archive we can enjoy memorable moments such as when Bob Weir went something like - "Who is that guy?" to a hipster in the crowd requesting an obscure number...
"You're always requesting 'Golden Road'... and we don't know how that goes anymore..."
I thought the dude either asked for "Quadlibet For Tenderfeet" or, "Whatever Became Of The Baby"... actually, someone yelled out for "White Rabbit" or maybe it was "Louie Louie"!
Whoever he was, he probably made oddball requests on more than one occasion.
This time the lights went up for a sec and he was caught in the act!
Subject: Embarassing moment
A 3.8 for that Sugar Mag?
I dont care if it was the first one. Damn it tune that guitar or have someone else do it.
I bet it's hard for them to listen too.
great great stuff, im blown away, casey, mans world, friend, this stuff is gold. Worst sugar mag ever! but dont' worry, the band is gona spend the next decade makin it up for you!!! the main ten sounds a lot like playin sneaky,
listening to this show is like being prevy to the song writing and prefecting your fly on the wall, some of what makes the dead music off the charts. agree?
Matty Kid -
Subject: Me and My Unlce
This is a good show and definately worth the download. Me and My Uncle is just a tiny bit slower, and it is very casual.
Subject: awesome show
Just finished listening to set 1 and as buckwheat zydeco said once, "GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY". Excellent sound great acoustic set. This is a great show. Well worth the download. Thanks archive.org for some great music.
Mario S. -
Subject: Great Show - What is Mr. Two Stars talking about? 4.8 of 5
Review of 06-07-70- Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 4.8 (ratings out of 5)
Sound Quality 4.7 Some hissing tape warbling
1- DonÃÂt Ease Me in-4.9-Light hearted and Bouncy
2 - Silver Threads and Golden Needles-4.0-Nice Bob
vocal but playing is ragged & PhilÃÂs Harmonies are off
3 - My Dog Has No Nose ÃÂ The boys try on English or Australian Accents
4 - Friend of the Devil -5.0 Quickly paced and brilliant
5 - CandyMan-4.2-Sweet, swaying but a little ragged
6 ÃÂ Cold Jordan-4.7-Soothing Old time music
7 ÃÂ Sing Low Sweet Chariot-Soulful Bluegrass
8 ÃÂ Cumberland Blues-5.0-Pristine!
9 ÃÂ Me and My Uncle-4.8-Slightly mellow acoustic version with Jerry
10- New Speedway Boogie-4.8-Blues and defiant tasty
solos but Jerry struggles a little vocally
1 ÃÂ Cryptical Envelopment>-4.0-A valiant effort
2 ÃÂ Drums_ 4.1-Nice build up with unmiked ranting woman
3 ÃÂ The Other One>-4.8-Wow! Poignantly Powerful for this era
4 ÃÂ Cryptical Envelopment Reprise >-4.8 ÃÂNicely Ornamented with unmiked Joan Baez?
5 ÃÂ Drums
6 ÃÂ Big Ten Jam - 4.3 ÃÂ Interesting
7 ÃÂ Sugar Magnolia ÃÂ 3.8 ÃÂ First Ever and it shows ÃÂSlower Tempo
8 ÃÂLouie Louie Jam
9 ÃÂ ItÃÂs a Mans World ÃÂ 4.7 ÃÂ Nice Pig Pen Tune- Very Tight
10-Mama Tried-4.4-Nice, traditional but slightly subdued
11-Sitting on top of the world-4.7-Again Tight, with much staccato
14-Casey Jones-5.0-Percussive, Marching. Great Guitar work by B&J
15-Good LovinÃÂ-4.5-Not very tight at first but gets better
17-Good LovinÃÂ Reprise-4.8-Spacey Jam is Great
Subject: Underrated show!!!!!!
2 stars?! That's all you'd give this show? Wow, you need to get a hearing aid because this show-although not the best of 1970-is certainly worth a download. The That's It suite smokes as always. The Cryptical reprise segues into the first-ever Sugar Magnolia, which is quite rough but interesting to hear at a slower tempo. However, the Good lovin>drums>Good lovin' is fabulous; layer upon layer of melodic improvisation is foisted upon the listener. That segment would be worth the download alone.
Subject: Jerry spent a little time on the mountain
2.5 stars for a few moments of delightful inspiration in Jerry's voice on New Speedway